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Tapper cover

Postby tkau007 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:53 pm

Hey all,

Have a leak coming from the tappet cover. Whilst the mechanic is replacing, is there anything else i should be doing, preventative or otherwise. I believe most of the cost involved is labour.

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Re: Tapper cover

Postby Stifull » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:35 am

About the only thing that he can do that will save labour while doing cam covers is the spark plugs. They normally only get don with major services like 100,000klm etc maily because they are designed to last that long and they are VERY expensive for spark plug..Like $40 each.. so if it is only 10K away from having major service you may consider getting them done while he's in there.
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Re: Tapper cover

Postby tkau007 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:19 pm

stifull,

thanks for that. Big one due in 10,000km so getting spark plugs done too.

Appreciate the advice champ!
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Re: Tapper cover

Postby tkau007 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:35 am

Following up on this -

Had the spark plugs replaced when doing the covers. Mechanic said the old ones were looking pretty worn. They'd only done 50,000km roughly.

Is this a sign of something more sinister?

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Re: Tapper cover

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:44 am

You take closeup photos of each plug, numbered to reference the cylinder, then “read” the plugs to get an indication of how the engine is running.

Otherwise, use conventional diagnostics to check your state of tune.

Logging, learning view etc.
Or use a shop scanner to look at AF Learning 1: a healthy engine is within +/- 5%.
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